The half-year Tour of Tajikistan Rally has just ended, and the drivers of Zhengzhou Nissan Navara Racing Tire Team have not enjoyed the joy of defending the championship, so they rushed all the way north to Russia, a foreign country, to prepare for the high-profile ninth competition in the second half of the year. Silk Road Rally. All members of the team and the participating vehicles, 3 Navarras and 2 Ruiqi 6s, have successfully arrived at the first stop of the Silk Road – Irkutsk on July 4th, and then started to work closely A 2-day administrative vehicle inspection.
At 19:00 on the evening of July 6, the starting ceremony of the 9th Silk Road Rally officially kicked off at Irkutsk Speransky Square on the banks of the Angara River. Government representatives from China, Russia and Mongolia, event guests, media reporters and local car fans witnessed the grand departure ceremony. A total of 93 racing cars in the three groups of motorcycles, cars, and trucks drove onto the grid in turn, and started a 10-day journey of challenges and adventures amid the cheers of the enthusiastic audience and the team.
This year’s Silk Road Rally started from Irkutsk along Lake Baikal, crossed Mongolia from north to south, and arrived in Dunhuang, China on July 16. The total distance is 5,008 kilometers, including 2,593 kilometers of special stages. The brand-new routes passing through 3 countries will bring new experiences and challenges to the participating drivers. From the coniferous forests of Eastern Siberia to the endless grasslands of Mongolia to the majestic sand mountains of the Gobi, the 2019 Silk Road Rally is not only the most challenging event this year, but also presents a great journey of exploration for the participants.
This year, in addition to the gathering of well-known drivers from the world’s professional level, China Power will usher in a new climax in this rally. In this competition, Zhengzhou Nissan Navara Racing Team will compete with strong opponents such as Geely Hanwei Racing Team, Shaanxi Yunxiang Racing Team, Jiujiang Racing Team and Longxingtianxia Racing Team, which have created the best results of Chinese drivers. It can be said that this year’s Silk Road Rally represents a high level of an international competition of Chinese elements, whether it is a car or a driver, whether it is quality or quantity.
Although this year’s competition is tough, Song Haitao, captain of Zhengzhou Nissan Navara Sailun Tire Team, is full of confidence. He said: “The Tournament Rally in June is called “the most difficult Tournament in history”. After going through the whole race, the difficulty of the event is really beyond his expectation. The high temperature and strong wind and sand have never stopped. In the race with a completion rate of only 31%, the intricate geographical environment did not affect the Navara, and the strength of the Navara also allowed the entire team of the Zhengzhou Nissan Navara Racing Team We have achieved excellent results in each stage of the competition, and finally won the T2 mass production group championship and the T2.1 mass production group manufacturer team championship. This is enough to give us full confidence in this Silk Road Rally.”
In addition to the hard-core strength of the participating vehicles, which gave the team solid confidence, Zhengzhou Nissan’s brand-new mid-to-high-end pickup Ruiqi 6 (parameters|pictures) was used as the team’s service vehicle, and it also followed the racing car to the desert to provide a strong service guarantee for the team.
Rich 6 is newly built based on the Navara platform, strictly abides by Nissan’s global uniform quality standards, has excellent product quality, and sets a new benchmark in China’s mid-to-high-end pickup market. Spacious space, comfortable driving experience, multi-functional product usage and many other advantages and selling points will be fully verified in this expedition with the team.
I believe that in the next competition, Zhengzhou Nissan Navara Race Wheel Team will have a wonderful performance and present an excellent result for the majority of racing fans and pickup truck fans. Once again, I wish the Zhengzhou Nissan Navara Racing Team all the best and return with glory.